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homerdrtmod23
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 16
posted May 11, 2003 04:32 PM  
I totalled my car so I am building a mustang II Pro 4. Has to have stock firewall and floor pan, so I am building an aftermarket body. What I need to know is what the proportioning is on hte stock metering block for the brake system(Keep it or get rid of it?). Second, is will any other leaf spring(chrysler ect) work for the rear to give better handling? any suggestions would be great. Thanks

MD
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 96
posted May 15, 2003 11:02 PM  
Good questions homerdude. Has anyone reversed the lines to the stock brake block to get more rear brake than front? Can you block the lines to a power assisted rack, or will it steer real hard like when you lose power assist with a steering box? Anybody have any spring and shock rates for a Mustage II, 1/3 mile track settup tips? What aftermarket leafs would be the best, anybody try fiberglass? New to this class so any info would be helpful. Thanks...

b4racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 626
posted May 15, 2003 11:26 PM  
1/3 mile what asphalt/dirt. The way I do my rack is just loop the line back over and make sure it has fluid in it. Also what kind of banking does that track have. BObby

MD
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 96
posted May 15, 2003 11:49 PM  
Dirt medium banking. Start of season it's rough and tacky, later in the season its still a bit rough and dry. They are working in some new clay, not sure what effect that will have yet. I was worried about the steering being hard without the power assist. Didn't think about looping the hose. Thanks for the tip b4racing, I'll give it a try.

b4racing
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Total posts: 626
posted May 16, 2003 12:15 PM  
also make sure you have fluid in it It would be bad you be leading it and it get air locked. The way I have my mustang is lf stock spring rf 375 and in the back 150 and 175. I run the smaller of the two sway bars in the neutral position. It is 7/8 in diameter the bigger one is 1" and it makes a big difference I had a bad push and went smaller and man it is so sweet driving it into the corner. I have not really got into shocks yet. If you have to buy new wheels I would try paulson wheels he is the cheapest and the lightest. I might have misspelled paulson. He has a websight. This is just my .02 hope it helps. BObby

homerdrtmod23
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 16
posted May 16, 2003 10:47 PM  
Thanks for the tips. Is it best to use the stock motor mounts or should I fab some to keep the motor from rolling over to much?

b4racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 626
posted May 17, 2003 12:11 AM  
I would use solid motor mounts with a stock transmission mount. The thing with these motors is they vibrate excessivly and this kind of helps get a happy medium. Again this is just my .02 BObby

MD
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 96
posted May 17, 2003 02:55 AM  
Thanks for the replies b4racing. I'm helping homerdrtmod23 to build this car. He bought a top mini after last year. Class got split into stock and super4. Car was only legal for the super4. First lap of the first main car got totalled. So we're building a new chassi to bolt pieces onto. Want to do it right, so all responses help. They will be printed out for reference. Thanks.

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